Aaron Boone, Brett Gardner Ejected After Furious Argument With Umpires

Indians' Jose Ramirez watches his grand slam during the first inning head to right center field Thursday night against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium

After Yankees outfielder Cameron Maybin struck out looking in the bottom of the sixth inning, home plate umpire Ben May sent a lingering gaze into the NY dugout for a few moments and sent Yankees manager Aaron Boone to the showers for arguing balls and strikes.

The chaos ensued after NY was upset with how home-plate umpire Ben May was calling the strike zone.

His players were fuming about this, too.

"I think it got taken too far with sending Gardy out of that game again, but look we're playing for a lot right now", Boone said. Gardner, emulating an elderly neighbor living below a rowdy group of friends, began to pound the top of the NY dugout with his bat, a common sight from the veteran when expressing frustration.

"I'm not saying what I did was right", Gardner said. "We get passionate in that dugout and I don't think [Gardner] was doing anything more than that".

For the second week in a row, Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner was ejected from a ballgame under unusual circumstances.

Last Friday, Gardner was tossed after an incident in Toronto in which plate umpire Chris Segal heard some words from the dugout and singled out the outfielder.


Another day, another Yankees meltdown that ended with Brett Gardner and others getting ejected by the umpires.

"I have not been told (by MLB chief baseball officer Joe Torre) that I can't hit (the dugout) or make noise", Gardner said, per Miller.

No matter, Cuzzi was quick to eject Gardner when it happened again on Saturday.

"I'm just out there trying to have a good time at that point", Ford said that night after his team's 19-5 loss. "That was interesting. It was just a guy looking into our dugout (and) it seemed like (Cuzzi) was trying to find someone to throw out".

But what really fired up the crowd of 47,347 at Yankee Stadium occurred in the sixth inning after Cameron Maybin was called out on strikes by Triple-A ump Ben May.

After Boone got in his say and headed to the clubhouse, Tauchman returned to the batter's box. This episode led to Boone and Gardner as well as pitcher CC Sabathia, who is on the injured list, all being ejected. I try to put the attention on myself a little bit. "We all have a job to do".

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